On the Passing of former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, we wish to convey our sincerest condolences to the Tshisekedi family and to the Congolese people for the great loss your nation sustained in the passing of former Prime Minister, Étienne Tshisekedi. Mr. Tshisekedi will be remembered as a remarkable statesman and for his extraordinary dedication to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His passing provides an occasion for all Congolese to come together to honor his memory and reinforce the democratic principles to which he dedicated his life, from the moment of Congolese independence to the signing of the historic December 31, 2016, accord.